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Info-Mac Digest V18 #158

Post by Info-Mac » December 10th, 2001, 6:30 pm

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Info-Mac Digest Mon, 10 Dec 01 Volume 18 : Issue 158

Today's Topics:

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[*] Area Properties 3.6.1
[*] Cat & Mouse
[*] DoubletScan342.hqx
[*] Text Editor Deluxe 1.5 Sample Documents
[*] Text Editor Deluxe 1.5 Source Code
[*] TimeZonesHC 1.10 / HyperCard stack time in ALL timezones including DST
[*] Y! Groups Extractor [Cbn] 1.2.7: Yahoo! Groups binary downloader
[*] Y! Groups Extractor [PPC] 1.2.7: Yahoo! Groups binary downloader
[R] Searchable _LIST_ archive?
Best Mac disc/system utility?
EZQuest CD-RW Firewire Drive for HD Backup
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Recalcitrant iMac

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Date: Sun, 09 Dec 2001 14:05:40 +0000
From: Tom Murphy/Tom=?ISO-8859-1?B?4XMg0yBNdXJjaPo=?=
To:
Subject: =?ISO-8859-1?B?o6Ojo6Ojo6Ojo6M=?= Symbol


There is a Euro symbol on the same button as my @@@@@ in my Imac.

Any idea how to get it to work before January .

I rarely talk money to my Mac.
Tom Murphy,
Kilkenny

By the way I HAVE checked out the control panels , no euro there al other
currencies yes. The Pound symbol types as a hash???? ###### ???
Obviously no banking with my mac

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Date: 9 Dec 2001
From:
To:
Subject: [*] Area Properties 3.6.1

This is a application that will calculate section properties (area, moment &
product of inertia, centroids, perimeter and volume ) of ant shape saved in a
Pict or Bitmap file or from clipboard. This is classified as education,
science, engineering.

[Archived as /info-mac/sci/calc/area-properties-361.hqx; 241 K]

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Date: 9 Dec 2001
From: Allgood Software
To:
Subject: [*] Cat & Mouse

Cat and Mouse, often known as "Spite and Malice", is
a popular two player card game, a form of competitive
patience. Players take turns trying to get rid of their
cards, while doing their best to try to block their
opponent from doing the same. It's an easy game to
learn, and offers the chance for skill to win out
over luck.

For the veteran card players, Cat and Mouse offers three
different skill levels to play against, not to mention the
option to banter with you during the game.

Cat and Mouse also offers four unique game playing
options, as the game is sometimes played differently
in various areas: "Kings Wild", "Must Discard", "Must play
Aces and Twos", and "Short Game".

This update adds the ability to undo and redo moves, as
well as a sticky mouse option (an alternative to click and
drag), and the replay game feature.

[Archived as /info-mac/game/crd/cat-and-mouse-21.hqx; 1506 K]

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Date: 9 Dec 2001
From: Giuseppe Giunto
To:
Subject: [*] DoubletScan342.hqx

Doublet Scan is a great program to find all the duplicate files on
your hard disks.

At last! A great program to find all the doublet files on your hard disks.
It's very easy to use: Load the directory of your hard disks and Scan
for the "doublet" files... after these two easy steps, you'll be able
to select all the doublet files you want to eliminate and move them
to the trash...

What's new version 3.4.2
Improved the move to trash algorithm.
Fixed bugs on the "Custom Search" window that don't recognized some options.
Fixed bug of type 2 (Address error) in "Unmark" action.

Localizations available at: http://www.hyperbolicsoftware.com/download.html
Japanese
French

Download page: http://www.hyperbolicsoftware.com/download.html

Direct links:
http://www.hyperbolicsoftware.com/progr ... can342.sit
ftp://ftp.hyperbolicsoftware.com/DoubletScan342.sit

[Archived as /info-mac/disk/doublet-scan-342.hqx; 1599 K]

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Date: 8 Dec 2001
From: "Jonathyn Bet'nct"
To:
Subject: [*] Text Editor Deluxe 1.5 Sample Documents


Here are some sample documents for the Text Editor Deluxe word processor.

(C) 2001 Kreative Software, a division of Kreative Korporation.
http://kreativekorp.cjb.net

[Archived as /info-mac/text/text-editor-sample.hqx; 6 K]

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Date: 8 Dec 2001
From: "Jonathyn Bet'nct"
To:
Subject: [*] Text Editor Deluxe 1.5 Source Code


Here is the RealBasic 3.0 source code for Text Editor Deluxe. This is a
public domain program. You can make whatever modifications you find
necessary.

(C) 2001 Kreative Software, a division of Kreative Korporation.
http://kreativekorp.cjb.net

[Archived as /info-mac/dev/src/text-editor-dlx-15-src.hqx; 524 K]

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Date: 8 Dec 2001
From: Oscar van Vlijmen
To:
Subject: [*] TimeZonesHC 1.10 / HyperCard stack time in ALL timezones including DST


This HyperCard stack by Oscar van Vlijmen can show the time in ALL known
time zones, taking the daylight saving time (summertime) into account.
Enter a time, set a few time zones, and this stack will compute the correct
time in the set time zones. From base time to zone time and vice versa.
If you enter a date as well, the correct daylight saving time corrections
(summertime) are taken into account.
This version can show up to 12 timezones simultaneously.

This stack is a Macintosh application of the TZ UNIX timezone database, but
only for the current timezone information, not the historical information.
This stack is updated from TZdata2001d.

What is so special about this stack?
* You can find information about ALL known time zones of the world. The
database has 407 zone cards.
* ALL known information about daylight saving time (summertime) is
included.
* Calculations are made with a precision of one minute, even in the case of
a transition from summer time to winter time (or vice versa) right now.
* The information is extremely up to date.
* You can study and change all information yourself, nothing is hidden.

Freeware; not to be used for commercial applications; not on CD-ROM's.

Internet page: http://www1.tip.nl/~t876506/AboutTimeZonesHC.html

Oscar van Vlijmen
2001-12-07

[Archived as /info-mac/app/time/time-zones-hc-110.hqx; 102 K]

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Date: 10 Dec 2001
From: Kem Tekinay
To:
Subject: [*] Y! Groups Extractor [Cbn] 1.2.7: Yahoo! Groups binary downloader


Y! Groups Extractor 1.2.7 will automate downloading of binaries from the
Yahoo! Groups service (http://groups.yahoo.com/). You can get your list of
subscribed groups, choose the ones you want to download, set the starting
message and number of downloads, and go. Y! Groups Extractor will cycle
through those groups efficiently to figure out which messages have binaries
attached and process the number you requested.

Version 1.2.7 compensates for the new Yahoo! download limits, implements a
different download strategy that is more PC-tolerant, and updates the code
to handle the new Yahoo! layouts.

Y! Groups Extractor is PowerPC-only and requires MacOS X or MacOS 8.6 or
later with CarbonLib 1.3 or later installed. A PowerPC version for MacOS 8.1
or later is also available, as is a Windows version. Y! Groups Extractor is
made with REALbasic.

Y! Groups Extractor is shareware. For more information, see our web site at
or contact Kem Tekinay, the author, at
.

Distribution of unmodified versions of Y! Groups Extractor on commercially
available CD's is permitted.

[Archived as /info-mac/comm/inet/y-groups-extractor-127-cbn.hqx; 1037 K]

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Date: 10 Dec 2001
From: Kem Tekinay
To:
Subject: [*] Y! Groups Extractor [PPC] 1.2.7: Yahoo! Groups binary downloader


Y! Groups Extractor 1.2.7 will automate downloading of binaries from the
Yahoo! Groups service (http://groups.yahoo.com/). You can get your list of
subscribed groups, choose the ones you want to download, set the starting
message and number of downloads, and go. Y! Groups Extractor will cycle
through those groups efficiently to figure out which messages have binaries
attached and process the number you requested.

Version 1.2.7 compensates for the new Yahoo! download limits, implements a
different download strategy that is more PC-tolerant, and updates the code
to handle the new Yahoo! layouts.

Y! Groups Extractor is PowerPC-only and requires MacOS 8.1 or later. A
Carbon version for OS X or MacOS 8.6 or later with CarbonLib 1.3 or later
installed is also available, as is a Windows version. Y! Groups Extractor is
made with REALbasic.

Y! Groups Extractor is shareware. For more information, see our web site at
or contact Kem Tekinay, the author, at
.

Distribution of unmodified versions of Y! Groups Extractor on commercially
available CD's is permitted.

[Archived as /info-mac/comm/inet/y-groups-extractor-127-ppc.hqx; 771 K]

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Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2001 13:48:11 +0000
From: Minus van Baalen
To: [email protected]
Subject: [R] Searchable _LIST_ archive?

>Charlie Summers wrote:
>
>> Is there a searchable archive of the Info-Mac Digest (NOT the software
>>archives, I know about the MIT HyperArchive) anywhere? I'm having a problem
>>with OS 9.1 that I'm _betting_ has been covered before (probably even in an
>>earlier system), but I can't find any way to search past issues for the
>>answer. And I _hate_ asking FAQs...
>

Andre van der Ham's digester site has a searching facility
http://digester.et.tudelft.nl/frames/

Minus

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Date: Sat, 08 Dec 2001 09:25:06 -0800
From: Chris McVay
To:
Subject: Best Mac disc/system utility?

Hi,
I have a new G4 733 40/256 with a scsi card for my scanner and OS 9.2.1 &
10.1 installed (just so all the facts are out there).

There have been 5 or 6 incidences of freezing up using my new Mac. Mostly
they happen when we try to "shut down", but on occasion when closing Outlook
Express. So far no other programs seem to be involved and none of the
periferals (printer or scanner) are on at the time. We've tried all the
usual un-freezing key combos (at least they usually worked on the old Mac),
but to no avail. Also, there's no "power key" on the new Mac keyboard so I
can't do the restart keystrokes.

"Mac Help" is no help at all.

I want to check the disc with a utility. I had used Norton on my old G3 but
I am sure it's not the correct version for the new systems. I have been
considering getting the newest Norton version or the MicroMat utility.

My questions are, does anyone know what the problems are on shutting down,
and are there any opinions on the best system utility to purchase.

Thanks for any help.

Chris McVay
[email protected]

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Date: Sat, 8 Dec 2001 14:49:34 -0500
From: Laurence Hawkins
To: [email protected]
Subject: EZQuest CD-RW Firewire Drive for HD Backup

I've just acquired a EZ Quest 16x10x40 CD-RW Drive to use with my DV
450 iMac, under OS 9.04, with Retrospect Express for backing up my
HD. The drive works fine for burning both CD-R and CD-RW disks, but
fails with Retrospect Express, v.4.3 backups (even after installing
the RDU v.2.3 update). The drive is recognised, but both CD-R and
CD-RW disks are seen as "unrecognised", or, sometimes, "busy". Any
attempt to erase these disks results in a "hung" state, getting
nowhere. No writing to disk is possible.

I am in touch with Dantz, but have not yet made too much progress,
apart from overcoming my first problem when the drive itself could
not be seen by Retrospect (remedied by the RDU update). I do have OS
9.1 on hand, but have not yet installed. Might this help?

Failing a solution I shall either have to burn disks of the whole or
part of my HD, or resort to my 100 MB ZIP disks.

Laurence Hawkins
--
Laurence & Melitta Hawkins

B'dos:- Phone: 1-246-432-7118. Fax: 1-603-676-0500
T'dad:- Phone: 1-868-623-9791

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Date: Sun, 09 Dec 2001 20:04:39 +0000
From: Tom Murphy/Tom=?ISO-8859-1?B?4XMg0yBNdXJjaPo=?=
To:
Subject: FW: =?ISO-8859-1?B?o6Ojo6Ojo6Ojo6M=?= Symbol







By the way I HAVE checked out the control panels , no euro there al other
currencies yes. The Pound symbol types as a hash???? ###### ???
Obviously no banking with my mac

Tom Murphy,

Kilkenny.
[email protected]

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Date: Sat, 8 Dec 2001 15:04:01 +0000
From: John Lewis
To:
Subject: Recalcitrant iMac

A friend has an iMac that refuses to complete the boot cycle. Desktop
appears and then it hangs. Boot from a CD and all seems OK until the desk
top on the hard drive is almost drawn (you can see icons, the hard drive
is there as is the waste basket) BUT then the whole lot hangs again
usually with an empty error message box. I've changed memory; reset PRAM;
extensions OFF; tried rebuilding desktop - gives error message 10;
nothing makes a difference, it still hangs.

Drive removed from iMac and set up with working bootable drive as Slave,
and then Master, in G3, and then a G4, - same effect, gets no further
than desktop before hanging, cursor disappears and Mac hangs even when
the other drive is Master. Even tried booting from a floppy but that does
the same.

Have tried booting from another drive and then plugging in the iMac drive
in the hope that it will be seen but Drive Set Up, Norton, Disk Warrior
et al don't see it so I can't get into it to either rescue data or even
reformat.

I suspect that it may be boot blocks or a full disk but until I can get
it to mount I can't tell for sure.

To summarise whenever this drive is connected the Mac it is on hangs
whether it is booting from a CD, another (good) drive, floppy or itself.
Does anyone have any other tricks, hints they would like to share.

Best wishes

John Lewis

55 Linkside Avenue Voice:- 01865 316251
Oxford OX2 8JE Fax:- 01865 310723
Mobile:- 07711 717471

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